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How do ligases "tape" the sticky ends of DNA molecules? How do restriciton enzymes cut the DNA molecules? Dear Scientist, We are high shcool students that have decided to ask you about the details in puttin together recombinant DNA. We have learned that restriction enzymes cut DnA molecules and that ligases "tape" the sticky ends together. However, we are wondering how these molecules do these things. Is anything else involved in cutting or taping DNA molecules? If so, could you please tell us what they are and why they're needed? Thank you for your time. I hope that you decide to answer our questions. Thank you. Sincerely, Brandon Gin Gina Kim Karen Leung
Re: How do ligases 'tape' the sticky ends of DNA molecules?
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